Mountain West Basketball Recruiting Round Up: Early Signing Period Edition

Mountain West Basketball Recruiting Round Up: Early Signing Period Edition

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Mountain West Basketball Recruiting Round Up: Early Signing Period Edition


New Mexico: 4 Signed

Javonte Johnson 6-6 185 SF Cheyenne Mountain HS-Colorado Springs, CO

 “Javonte is a talented combo guard with a versatile profile on the court. His shooting ability is something we are always looking to add, but he couples it with tremendous size, ball-handling ability, and defense. Being so close to home and a young man of such quality character, we are ecstatic about what Javonte is capable of doing in the Cherry & Silver.” – Coach Weir

Bayron Matos 6-9 215 F Hamilton Heights Christian Academy-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic UPDATE: Matos has enrolled at New Mexico for the 2020 Spring Semester

“Bayron brings an infectious energy and enthusiasm to our team immediately. He has a developed body that will allow him to be physically ready to play right away in college basketball, which is rare for a freshman. He is a nationally recognized talent and we can’t wait to get him here and help train him into a potentially dominant post presence in the Mountain West.” – Coach Weir

Nolan Dorsey 6-5 185 PG Millbrook Academy-Nightdale, NC

“Nolan is a big point guard with outstanding ball-handling and passing abilities. To get someone of his profile at the point guard position is something we have been working on since my arrival. With us losing significant big guard play and passing to graduation, this again provides us a great replacement to come here and develop into a great Lobo.” – Coach Weir

Assane N’Diaye 7-1 240 C Dakar, Senegal-Kilgore College 

“Assane has incredible physical gifts to be able to fit perfectly with our team and style of play. His running ability for a player of his size is exceptional and his athleticism will immediately help fill the void of our graduates. He is a five-star young man and we look forward to having him here as a Lobo.” – Coach Weir

UNLV: 8 Signed

Nick Blake 6-6 190 SG IMG Academy-Las Vegas, NV

“Nick has an uncanny ability to score and rebound the basketball,” Otzelberger said. “His exceptional ball skills allow him to lead the break, attack off the dribble, and finish at the rim with authority.” – Coach TJ

Jhaylon Martinez 6-10 230 C Dream City Christian School (AZ)-Vallejo, CA

“Jhaylon has tremendous hands and passing ability for a big man,” Otzelberger said. “His outstanding touch will be an asset for him both on the block and stepping out to the perimeter.” – Coach TJ

Isaac Lindsey 6-4 185 SG Mineral Point HS-Mineral Point, WI 

“Isaac is a dead-eye shooter with an excellent feel for the game,” Otzelberger said. “He can create off the bounce for his teammates as well as impose his will with his knack for making shots.” – Coach TJ

Donavan Yap SG 6-3 155 Arbor View HS-Las Vegas, NV

“Donavan is a dynamic playmaking guard that is electric with the basketball,” Otzelberger said. “He shoots it well from the perimeter and excels as a passer when he breaks down the defense.” – Coach TJ

Reece Brown 6-9 210 SF Loomis Chaffee School (CT)-Albany, NY

“Reece is an exceptional athlete with the versatility to play multiple positions,” Otzelberger said. “His high basketball IQ and multifaceted skill set will make him a difficult matchup.” – Coach TJ

Nick Fleming 6-1 PG Highland Community College (IL)-Atlanta, GA

“Nick is a natural floor general with an infectious enthusiasm,” Otzelberger said. “His quickness allows him to defend the dribble, push the tempo, and make plays for his teammates.” -Coach TJ

Devin Tillis 6-6 210 CF Windward School- Los Angeles, CA

Edoardo Del Cadia 6-7 220 CF College of Central Florida-Senigallia, Italy

San Diego State: 3 Signed

Lamont Butler Jr. 6-0 165 PG Polytechnic HS-Riverside, CA

“Lamont is the ultimate teammate. He’s a pass first point guard who values winning above all else and will do whatever it takes to help the Aztecs be successful in the future.” – Coach Dutcher

Che Evans 6-7 195 SF Neumann-Goretti HS-Philadelphia, PA

“Che is a tremendous offensive talent who can score from all three levels.  He is strong; can post up, take people off the dribble and is a great three-point shooter.  Plus, he is a proven defender and is going to be a big piece to our Aztec future.” – Coach Dutcher

Keith Dinwiddie 6-2 175 SG Fairfax Senior HS-Los Angeles, CA

“Keith is a prolific scorer who can create his own shot at any time.  He has tremendous range, but his strength also allows him to get to the basket and finish through contact.  He was highly recruited, and we are very fortunate he chose to become a member of the San Diego State family.” – Coach Dutcher

San Jose State: 3 Signed

Hugo Clarkin 7-0 210 C J Serra Catholic-San Juan Capistrano, CA

“Hugo is a rapidly developing big man that is capable of shooting the three,” Prioleau said. “He plays for a powerhouse program in Southern California and has really grown his game. His best days are ahead of him.” – Coach Prioleau 

Sebastian Mendoza 6-4 170 PG Hillcrest HS-Riverside, CA

“Sebastian is an all-around guard,” Prioleau said. “He’s very athletic and can shoot the three both off the dribble and off the catch. He will be ready to make an immediate impact for our program.”  – Coach Prioleau

Torey James 6-5 190 SG Hickory HS/Ohio Univ./Cape Fear C.C.-Hickory, NC

Utah State: 2 Signed

Rollie Worster 6-3 205 SG Hellgate HS-Missoula, MT

“We are thrilled to announce that Rollie Worster will be joining the Utah State family,” Smith said. “Rollie embodies what our program is all about. He has great character, humility, work ethic, and is passionate about basketball. At 6-3, 205 pounds, Rollie has excellent size for a guard. He has great feel for the game and has the ability to make plays for his teammates and himself. He is a winner!” – Coach Smith 

Nigel John 6-9 250 C Texas Allegiance Homeschool-Allen TX

“We are thrilled that Nigel is joining the Aggie family,” Smith said. “He and his family are wonderful people. Nigel fits the culture of our program in a big-time way. He has a tremendous work ethic and has a motor that runs at a high, high level. Nigel has a great blend of athleticism and skill level that will fit our style of play very well.” – Coach Smith

Wyoming: 2 Signed 

Xavier DuSell 6-4 190 SG AZ Compass Prep School-Gilbert, AZ

“We’re really excited about the signing of Xavier DuSell. Xavier has a chance to be a really special player in our program and we believe he can have an immediate impact for us,” head coach Jeff Linder said. “Xavier is a multi-dimensional guard with great size and can play multiple positions. What he does at an elite level is shoot the basketball. Xavier has a quick release with unlimited range, and he puts pressure on the defense as soon as the possession begins. More importantly, Xavier is a great kid, a great student, and he brings a winning attitude and personality to the court on a daily basis. Bears fans are going to really enjoy watching X wear the Blue & Gold for the next four years.” -Coach Linder on DuSell when he committed to play for him back at Northern Colorado.

Drake Jefferies 6-5 185 SG Indian Hills C.C.-Mattoon, IL

Teams Without Commitments in the Early Signing Period: Air Force (Read above)


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